|Dawn over the reedbed at Gunwalloe|
|Visit totals on CES since 2011|
Most of the catch were Sedge Warblers, a surprisingly large number of which were carrying plenty of fat. The heaviest was an adult weighing in at 17.2g, compared to a juvenile of similar size with no fat that weighed 9.4g!
|Bit hard to see, but this is a Fat 7 Sedge Warbler (on a scale of 0 to 8)|
|The difference in wear on flight feathers between juvenile (left)|
and adult (right) Sedge Warbler is pretty obvious!
Numbers of Sedge Warbler were the lowest since we started the CES in 2011, with Reed Warblers also pretty low in number.
Apart from Sedge and Reed Warblers, the only other bird of note was a juvenile Cetti's Warbler: a species that hasn't done too well at Gunwalloe over the last few years. Compare numbers on the CES in 2001 to those the last three years!
Finally, thanks to everyone that's helped out with the CES this year and it's been pretty grim at times, especially on the so-called 'wet ride' which turned into more of a swamp than anything else over the last few visits...
|The notorious Gunwalloe 'wet ride'|